A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
The classic Dr. Thorndyke mystery continues. When is a fingerprint not proof? The plot thickens, things begin to look very black for the suspect, Dr. Jervis gets into heart trouble, and Dr. Thorndyke nearly gets his brains racked. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Dr. Thorndyke receives a rather deadly gift, and Miss Gibson continues to be rather inquisitive about Dr. Thorndyke's plans for the defense. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
The classic mystery of Edwardian forensics continues. We visit the suspect at Holloway Prison (the author seems rightly critical of visitation conditions for prisoners' friends), and wonder what Thorndyke's planning. And why someone keeps trying to kill him. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
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"Tirant lo Blanc is the best European novel of the fifteenth century," says Damaso Alonso in his excellent study.(1) Miguel de Cervantes, writing from the 17th century, affirms: "as far as style is concerned, this is the best book in the world."(2) If this is so, why has the novel all but disappeared from view? ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/378
Our diplomat detective is still desperate to detect that diamond, in this daring drama with a very different denouement. Do enjoy! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford
The first part of this 1920 mystery story from the Dr. Fortune series sends a young doctor to deal with an archduke's mysterious mishap. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Call Mr. Fortune, by H.C. Bailey
Famous people have doubles to spare them danger. Wouldn't a normal person find one useful, too? Of course he would! Until something went wrong, anyway. This story, which appeared in the September 1859 issue of Atlantic Monthly, was the first story ever sold by Edward Everett Hale. (He later wrote "The Man Without a Country".) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
The English comedy classic continues, as Mr. Sponge begins his visit to Mr. Puffington. Mr. Puffington thinks Mr. Sponge is a famous sportswriter, and is desperate to impress him and get good press! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
Mr. Sponge hunts with Sir Harry Scattercash's hounds (yes, he actually gets to hunt). But he doesn't have quite as much fun as he should've had. And his host is growing impatient, both with his stay and his popularity with his wife. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
A diamond company's detective must discover how an impossible robbery was done. George Griffith (1857-1906), a Welsh explorer, journalist, and writer, is best known today for his airship science fiction adventures, such as The Outlaws of the Air and The Angel of the Revolution. But he also wrote in other genres. Here he gives us a straight mystery. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
This 1859 short story probably influenced both Maupassant's "The Horla" and Bierce's "The Damned Thing". It's pretty spooky all by itself, though. The second phase of the story is a science fiction take -- a very odd one. See what you think. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Horror
The comical misfortunes of Mr. Sponge (and the unlucky Lord Scamperdale) continue! Mr. Sponge manages to annoy his groom, who is determined to have his revenge. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
A mysterious man lurks among the mummies of the Louvre. What strange secret is held by the Ring of Thoth? First published in Cornhill Magazine, 1890. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction Source: The Captain of the Polestar, and Other Tales, 1890
The chapter "All Hallows Eve" from Traits and Stories of the Welsh Peasantry is a wonderful short story about a Welsh Halloween party, and some spooky Welsh stories about the night. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
A short glimpse at a Russian family on the day before Lent begins. Written in 1887, and translated by Marian Fell, 1915. The Russian title literally translates as "On the Eve of the Fast". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Holidays Source: Russian Silhouettes, 1915. Translated by Marian Fell.
An Egyptologist is missing. An inheritance is at stake. Accusations are flying. A young doctor begins to make inquiries -- and is strangely charmed by the people at the center of the case. Another mystery starring Edwardian London's CSI -- Dr. Thorndyke! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
In the far future, a veterinarian fresh out of school is hired to care for a small flock of valuable alien animals on an out-of-the-way world. But why so high a salary? There must be some catch to it.... This unjustly forgotten 1962 science fiction novel has undergone a small renaissance since coming into the public domain (and escaping its rather memorable cover). ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction
In the final ten chapters of this funny classic novel, Mr. Sponge confronts the New Year, children, and falling in love. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
The legal maneuvering begins as the Edwardian forensic investigation continues. What is behind the scattering of bones? What do the police know that young Dr. Jervis doesn't? And what does Dr. Thorndyke have up his sleeve? Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery
Ten wise virgins go to a drinking party at Philosophy's daughter's place. After they chow down and hang out under a willow tree, it's time to hear each other out on the subject of their mutual calling. Afterwards, one of the virgins writes a letter about the party to her woman friend Gregorion, and Gregorion dines out on the story over at Euboulios' house. Which is where we come in.... St. Methodius of Olympus modelled this work after Plato's Symposium. Self-inserting himself as his normal POV... Topics: Audiobook - fiction, religion, philosophy Source: Ante-Nicene Fathers
A story of medieval Germany and the first Christmas tree. Exciting, poetic, and atmospheric. By the author of "The Story of the Other Wise Man". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: "The First Christmas Tree" by Henry Van Dyke, 1897
The doctor said the little boy wouldn't live. The aunt made the little boy not want to live. But at least he had the Houdan hen -- and Sredni Vashtar. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Source: The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki (H.H. Munro), 1911.
This directory only contains a few chapters of Little Fuzzy. All of these chapters are also available over on the main page (because I put them there after the main page became available again). So this is pretty much a duplicate page, but I don't have the power to delete it as far as I know. Sorry for the confusion. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction Source: Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
Fantasy, horror, and dream meet in this classic 1926 novella by H.P. Lovecraft. Randolph Carter defies the Dream Gods, as he sets out to find their hidden home on unknown Kadath, and the vision of a lovely sunset city that somehow his heart remembers. But the Other Gods have agents in the dream world -- creatures of power and terror.... H.P. Lovecraft is best known as a horror writer, but here he shows his more cheerful side. We revisit Ulthar (of "The Cats of Ulthar"), and spend a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, horror
The English comedy classic continues. Mr. Sponge continues to woo the Misses Jawleyford, and goes foxhunting with the Flat Hat Hunt. Mr. Sponge's horses plot mischief, while Lord Scamperdale and Jack Spraggon plot revenge. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
LibriVox recording of My Brilliant Career, by Miles Franklin. Sybella "There is no plot in this story, because there has been none in my life or in any other life which has come under my notice. I am one of a class, the individuals of which have no time for plots in their life, but have all they can do to get their work done without indulging in such a luxury". Like the author Miles Franklin, Sybella grows up in the bush , and as her family's fortunes decline , so her feelings rise... Topic: LibriVox,audiobook,fiction,australia Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text